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    Tkern Dinner

    This is overdue by a couple weeks, but better late than never. This is the dinner tkern put together for my wife and I to celebrate her birthday.

    Started off with a pork headcheese dumpling. Phenomenal.

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    And onto the charcuterie platter and accompanyments. Duck, pork and rabbit goodies, hot pickles, pickled mustard seeds and ramps, and grilled bread. All that hard work really paid off -- the cured meats were fantastic.. Heck, I even ate -- and thoroughly enjoyed -- the rabbit pate (I attribute that to the pistachios. Like bacon and frying, pistachios can make anything taste great )

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    Salad with pickled onions, local feta, candied pecans and beets.

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    Uh, since it was my wife's birthday, I unselfishly gave her the beets from my salad...

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    Next up was shrimp and grits, with a creole twist. Really took the dish in another direction from the traditional cream/ butter preparation they used to serve. My wife really enjoyed the switch to 'heads-on' shrimp.

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    And while she enjoyed the shrimp and grits, I was the recipient of the 'turf' portion of the course -- braised pork belly with some crispy skin. The pork was so good I even ate some of the lima beans (see above -- anything with bacon added... )

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    sensing a chink in my armor, Travis follow up with sweetbreads on a pea/ herb risotto. This is the second time I've tried sweatbreads (my wife loves them). The first time was on our first visit to A&S a while back. I really expected to not like this, but it was quite good!

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    Okay, enough appetizers -- time for main courses! For her, some kinda fish thing

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    And for me, perfectly cooked lamb loin and a delicious lamb sausage. And I even ate some of the garbanzo beans -- even though they were not cooked in bacon fat!

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    and for the final entree, a fantastic plate of rabbit two ways. The ravioli filling was awesome.

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    At this point Travis was taking pity on our poor overstuffed souls. He spared us the cheese/ grilled bread course, and brought out a single dessert -- a blueberry muffin cake with vanilla ice cream. A great, unexpected twist. Perfect!

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    Wow, I will most definitely visit Travis if I ever end up in DC.
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    Looks and sounds great! Nice work, Travis!
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    About the garbanzo beans, they were cooked with the skin of a bacon'd belly in the pot. Thanks for the review and picts. Always a great time to cook for you and the missus.

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    D@mn. Wish my trip northwards would have allowed for a diversion through here....<sigh>
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkern View Post
    About the garbanzo beans, they were cooked with the skin of a bacon'd belly in the pot..
    Travis, you are truly one of the great ones
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    Thanks for the review and picts. Always a great time to cook for you and the missus.
    it's always a treat for us.
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    That's awesome. Thanks for the post.

    I need to get back to the DC area.

    k.
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